With Bryan Harsin departing for the head job at Arkansas State, Texas head coach Mack Brown walked down the hall to find his next offensive coordinator. Major Applewhite has been on staff in Austin as running backs coach since 2008 and will take over play-calling duties, as well as coaching quarterbacks, with the Alamo Bowl later this month.
Longhorn Network recently put a spotlight on Applewhite's coaching and asked the current players about what they thought of the former Longhorn quarterback.
"I want to play for Coach Applewhite because he seems real honest," said junior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. "He won't sugar coat it. He'll let you know if you're playing bad, he'll let you know if you're playing well."
"He's always honest in his critique or coaching of you," added junior offensive lineman Mason Walters. "He's going to give you exactly how it is. You don't ever have to wonder what he's thinking about."